Twitter employees are largely liberal but do not block content on the basis of political affiliation, Jack Dorsey said in an interview aired last this weekend.
Dorsey, the chief executive of the micro-blogging site, said he has to do a better job of being upfront about his political viewpoints — and those of his workforce — but promised to keep making decisions on what conduct will be permitted on the service, without a liberal/conservative bias.
“We need to constantly show that we are not adding our own bias, which I fully admit is … is more left-leaning,” Dorsey said in an interview with CNN that aired on Saturday. “But the real question behind the question is, are we doing something according to political ideology or viewpoints? And we are not. Period.”
The only thing that can get someone banned is behavior, Dorsey said.
Dorsey and the social network had come under fire last week after Alex Jones, an outspoken far-right political firebrand, was kicked off Twitter — a practice that has become known as “shadow-banning” of political thought.
Jones received a week-long ban only after Twitter received complaints that comments made by the founder of InfoWars were inciting violence, Dorsey told The Hill.
Other social media sites, including YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music, banned Jones outright.
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